Umass Housing For Scholars

Housing Off-Campus

Commuter Services and Housing Resource Center (CSHRC)
428 Student Union 413-545-0865. CSHRC rental listings for the Amherst area are available for a wide variety of housing options.

Apartment Complexes in Amherst-note rents may not be up to date.

Craigs List is an online board that lists housing opportunities. Click on Housing.

Housing On-Campus

A very  limited number of studio apartments in Lincoln Apartments are set aside for visiting faculty and staff. Contact Nancy Condon in the International Programs office  for more information.

North Village is normally reserved for students with families. However, it may be possible to rent there at certain times of the year.  Contact Housing Assignment Office    235 Whitmore Building  413-545-2100 for details.

Local Real Estate Listings

The local newspapers list properties for rent in their classifieds section daily, like the Daily Hampshire Gazette.

Housing Hints: Rent may or may not include costs for heat, electricity, telephone, hot water or gas for cooking. Most apartments are unfurnished but there are places to buy inexpensive used furniture. Always ask the landlord (property owner) what is included in the rent.
Leases: A lease is a legal contract between the landlord and tenant (person renting). Do not sign any lease until you have read it thoroughly and understand it. Most leases are for a period of one year.
Rental Costs: Most owner's require one month rent in advance along with a refundable security deposit and possibly a realtor's fee. Rent for a one-bedroom apartment generally ranges from $600-700 a month. Rent for a two-bedroom ranges from $800-900 a month. Single family homes range from $1,100-$1600 a month. Utilities (heat, etc.) may range from $100-$300 a month.*

*This is a general estimate of costs. Actual costs vary with different situations.

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